In loving memory of

Cheryl Lynn McPherson
September 2, 1951 - September 14, 2020

Cheryl Lynn McPherson, 69, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 4 to 7 P.M. at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

It is recommended that you practice social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Cheryl Lynn Bowen was born on September 2, 1951 in Arizona to Kenneth and Thelma Lorraine (Vaught) Bowen. She grew up in Arizona and attended Beauty School in Arizona and Business School in Iowa. She married Larry Dean McPherson on July 16, 1971 in Rock Island, Illinois. Four children were born to this union, Dena Lynn, Shawnna, Matt and Adam.

Lynn had worked at area restaurants and cafés, and The Shopper in Maquoketa. She began her career with DAC Inc. in 1975 working with persons with disabilities.

Lynn enjoyed holiday baking and decorating, sewing, crafting and landscaping. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Larry McPherson of Maquoketa, IA; children, Shawnna (Tony Stagg) Owen of Davenport, IA, Matt (Holly) McPherson of Bellevue, IA, and Adam McPherson of Maquoketa, IA; 5 grandchildren with one on the way in December; and siblings, Jeryl (fiancé Carol Feller) Bowen of Maquoketa, IA, Denise (Larry) Zirkelbach of Wilton, IA, and Tonya Duhme of Dubuque, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Dena Lynn, brothers Kevin and Dennis, and sisters Dee Hill and Karen Steines.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Cheryl Lynn McPherson memorial fund has been established.

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Harry Shady &Audra Martin wrote on Sep 17, 2020:

"So Sorry for The Loss of Mom !! Way To YOUNG To Go !! R I P - Lynn"

Susie Clasen wrote on Sep 16, 2020:

"I worked with Lynn at Dac and she was wonderful to work with! Very helpful and encouraging! Sincerely, Susie (Kettmann) Clasen "

Judith Wheeler wrote on Sep 16, 2020:

"Larry and family sorry for your loss. Lynn was a wonderful person, I worked with her for 18 years at Dac. "

Karenlynn Hodgden wrote on Sep 16, 2020:

"Prayers for the family "

Dave Hovey wrote on Sep 16, 2020:

"Larry and family sorry for your loss."

Machell Williams (Filloon) wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"Larry and family I am so sorry to hear about your loss. She was a great lady,..."

Randy Renner wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"To the McPherson/Bowen family - My deepest condolences go out to ya\'s all. God Bless. "

Tanya Duhme & Robert Keller wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"RIP My Dear Sister Lynn. Fly High with the Angels, I don\'t worry about how ur gonna be up there, cause it\'s gonna be the happiest day of ur life Sissy when you get to Heaven say hi to everyone from me, especially Dena Lynn, ur Beautiful Daughter. You are so blessed. To Leave a memory, of Cheryl Lynn McPherson, who hasn\'t got memories, she was great at everything, there are no other words, Except she was a Beautiful, at Times a very Lovable Lady, who had alot going for her. Love Tanya(Sister). "

Robin Koranda wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"Bob and I are sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts."

Nancy Parson wrote on Sep 15, 2020:

"Larry, so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences."

Cliff Shady wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"I\'m so very sorry for your loss. I loved Lynn she was Awesome my thoughts and prayers are with you all .Rest in Peace my friend. "

CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Sep 14, 2020:


Linda Block wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"Shawnna my sincere sympathy"

Brenda DeMoss / Groves & Family wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"To the McPherson Families We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, grandma. She was a very nice lady to know. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace."

Patsy Krantz wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"To Larry and his family My deepest sympathy. Sorry for your loss."

Barb Brady Notz wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"I\'m so very sorry to see this. My sympathy to all of you for your loss! "

Elizabeth Lind wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. ?????"

Kristene Clark wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"Sorry to hear about your Mom Shawna,Matt,Adam... My thoughts are with you all in this hard time.. Kris (Heister)Clark "

Stacie Riley wrote on Sep 14, 2020:

"My heart is with all of the McPherson family as you go through this. I will forever love and miss Aunt Lynn. She was an amazing aunt and person. Love you all "